Tweed islands

John Ross's report on tweed (10 August) is a trifle inaccurate.

Lewis and Harris share the same "long island". They are not at all separate, although there is friendly rivalry between the natives. They are Hebrideans, after all. The fact that "Harris" tweed is in fact woven entirely in Lewis is a not very well kept secret. Iain Finlay MacLeod has done well in producing the fine tweed in Ness. More power to his looms. And to the elbows of his workers.


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